Central to photographer Denise Matene’s series, Rangatahi Matter, is an attempt to communicate to young people that their lives literally do matter.
Matene states, "Teenagers hang out at my place. They get along and have fun. But in some cases, there is also depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions and rage. With some, there's a history already. My reason for capturing these images is to let people see these teens. I think about what will happen to them in a few years. Where will they be at? Will they still be here?".
Matariki Memories: Free Whānau Portraits: Saturday 2 July, 9am-3pm
Lights, Camera, Action. Join the fun of our Matariki Whanau Day and take home a record of yourself with family and friends.
Photographers will be on hand to capture your whānau against our Matariki-inspired backdrop, for a memory in time to treasure.
Please bring your own camera or phone.